Event Information


It’s Portland’s largest Fun Run!  Join an estimated 8,000 runners for the 37th anniversary of the Legacy Health Starlight Run, a 5k (3.1-mile) run on the PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade route in front of more than 200,000 spectators. In the last 36 years, more than 120,000 runners have covered more than 360,000 miles of fun in this sanctioned Rose Festival event!


Starlight Night, Saturday, May 30 - 7:45 p.m.

The Legacy Health Starlight Run starts at 7:45 p.m. Saturday evening, May 30.  (Costume contest pre-judging begins at 6:30 p.m.).  The event is open to runners of all ages and able to maintain a 14 minute per mile or faster pace.  Walking the route is not permitted because of parade restrictions.  View the PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade immediately after the run.

PLEASE NOTE:  Safety searches of any bag larger than the size of a football will take place at the field entrances.


Downtown Portland

The event starts and finishes at the Lincoln High School field between SW Jefferson and SW Salmon on SW 16th, on the west side of the school.


Register on the day of the event.  CASH OR CHECKS ONLY please.  See our Registration page for complete information.  On-Line or Mail-in entrants:  Pick-up your bib number at the site on May 30 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Lincoln High field.     Souvenir t-shirts will be available for pick-up at the event.

spaghetti-factory-small.pngTHE FREE MEAL DEAL

Everyone who registers for the Legacy Health Starlight Run will receive a coupon attached to his or her bib number for a free meal at local area Old Spaghetti Factory restaurants.


Take part in the Northwest's largest costume contest.  Categories for youth, individuals and groups.  You must be a registered participant to enter.  Find all the details here.


It's parade night, so traffic will be busy in downtown Portland.  Plan on carpooling to the run or take MAX Light Rail or TriMet downtown.  Schedules may change on this special evening.  Call Tri Met at 503-238-RIDE or check their website for more information (trimet.org).


Be prepared for warm weather and high humidity.  Pace yourself accordingly.  Water will be available at the start and finish areas, but NOT along the 3.1-mile course.

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Photos credits:  Ken Waz, Scott Christensen, Gwenn McGill